Ciao, Bambini Families! I am excited to begin my second year at Bambini Creativi, and this year the Healthy Living Specialist. Last year, I was fortunate to work alongside of Ms. Suzanne, as she taught me many important aspects of Bambini Creativi's food program. She shared her love for international cooking, and how to support students to be better eaters at school. Although we will miss Ms. Suzanne's presence and passion for food at Bambini Creativi this school year, we sure hope to keep in touch with her throughout the year to share ideas along the way.
I was raised to be passionate about international flavors and foods! My family happens to be a mixing pot of many cultures that have brought many native dishes to our table from Italy, Hawaii, Samoa, Philippines, China, Jamaican, Europe, etc. As the Healthy Living Specialist at Bambini Creativi, I hope to pass my love of international food and cooking on to our amici. This year, I want to focus on foods that our amici love and make Fridays our International theme for trying new foods from around the world.
On a personal level, there are few things that I love beyond cooking. I have three children who range from 21 years to 7 years old. My oldest son, Isaiah, is learning the trade to become a electrician, and aspires to be a KCPD sometime in the near future! My middle son, Xavier, who is 15, is currently a Sophomore. He keeps our family busy with sports. He is an awesome athlete who plays football, track, basketball, and anything that requires running around! My younger daughter, Noelani, is a 6 year old amici at Bambini Creativi. She is constantly talking about how to make the world a better place, and has been looking for a unicorn for all six years of her existence. Last but not least, I also enjoy time and watching sports with my husband, Manu, and our bulldog, Bossy!
I look forward to watching your Amici and our Bambini community flourish this school year.